The Center for Young Children is located on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis. The Center provides child care and early childhood education for the University's diverse population as well as the general public and is also a supportive unit of IUPUI. The center is licensed through the state of Indiana. All of the children are encouraged and guided by experienced, licensed, professional teachers. CYC provides a safe and caring environment that promotes learning and child development. We offer year round programs for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years and also programs for school age children during the summer months.

If you would like to visit the Center for Young Children you can schedule an appointment by directly contacting us at (317)274-3508.

Philosophy and Goals

We at the IUPUI Center for Young Children believe that children learn through play, concrete experiences, and interaction with their environment and adults.

By the use of individual, small and whole group activities, plus a variety of experiences, we encourage the children to develop to their full potential with the following goals in mind:

  • Promote the development of independence and self-discipline
  • Promote the development of sound health and nutrition
  • Promote the development of positive communication skills
  • Promote the development of positive social skills and an appreciation of cultural diversity
  • Encourage and foster the development of motor, cognitive and creative skills in literacy and language development, math, science, art and social studies

The IUPUI Center for Young Children is located in a 30,000 square foot facility at 321 North Limestone St. on the southwest corner of the IUPUI campus.

The Center also has two separate outside play areas. Each area has been designed with age appropriate equipment and activities. Every classroom has a door with direct access to the outside play areas to help provide a convenient and safe route to and from the classroom.

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